This weekend in Toronto, Charles Atlas’s faith in queer survival is celebrated with screenings, a book launch, talks and more. Jon Davies reports.
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs January 19 to July 28, 2013
A feature from the Summer 2012 issue of Canadian Art
The National Gallery’s “Pop Life” promises a clearer picture of art and the market, along with a bit of controversy. As Jon Davies observes, the show struggles to find coherency and currency—but some rich experiences redeem the effort.
When I first heard about “Animal House: Works of Art Made by Animals,” my first thought was: if the work itself is silly, can the theoretical context that frames it be enough to make for a compelling experience?
Begin with a song. In Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby’s debut video, Rapt and Happy (1998), the first thing we hear is Duke’s voice singing “Doo doo doo...I’d love to keep you warm.”
Peter Kingstone’s latest project finesses the Toronto artist’s long-standing fascination with the place where autobiographical fact ends and narrative fiction begins.